The PI’s Buzzworthy notes the death of Jason Sprinkle, who instigated a bookended pair of guerilla art projects here in Seattle. I read the obit in the paper today, and I felt quite sad as I read the news. Sprinkle’s first art prank, a ball-and-chain attached to the foot of SAM’s Hammering Man downtown (to my surprise, over a decade ago) still makes me chuckle. His last, a too-successful work which resulted in a full-blown terror scare, still makes me shake my head in disgust over the irresponsibly paranoiac response of the city and law-enforcement authorities.
Revealingly, I learned much more about the artist in the obituary than in any of the articles I enjoyed concerning his works at the time of their execution.